Jaguar announced yesterday that they will be producing another variant of of the F-Type and will be known as the “F-Type Project 7“. The Project 7 is inspired from the great D-Type racer from the 1950’s and comes with a tagline of being “The Fastest and Most Powerful Production Jaguar”. The F-Type Project 7 is being made to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the D-Type and will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 on 26th June.
This version of the acclaimed F-Type will be a limited edition with just 250 examples which will be hand-made and the first deliveries to customers are expected to be in mid-2015. To deliver the promise of being the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar it sports a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine now producing a menacing 567hp and a ripping 680Nm. The car is totally made from aluminium weighing just 1585kg and combined with the enormous power of the V8, it will reach 60 Miles/h is just 3.8s and to a 100 km/h in 3.9s and will be electronically limited to 300 km/h (186 miles/h). The Project 7 version is completely road-legal and features a removable roof and 196 litres of stowage space.
The Project 7 F-Type will use an Eight-Speed Quick Shift Transmission and a second generation Electronic Active Differential. The optional Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes on the F-Type R Coupé now come as standard on the Project 7 and Torque Vectoring by Braking will also be fitted as standard. It will also feature carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension set-up to make the handling more agile and precise.
This is what Jaguar has to say about the design changes from the original F-Type Coupé:
Key design elements include the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver’s head, shorter windshield, new front bumper, and downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications – including a carbon-fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. However, the single-seater concept has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.
A very exciting car then and we are eagerly waiting for it to be unveiled and presented to the public. Is it going to be really good or will it just fail and will be left pretending that it’s a race car? Tell us what you think of the new F-Type Project 7!
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